Writing

This is an aggregated list of all my blog posts, newsletters and ramblings for the various projects I work for and have worked for.

Netlify Dev- Test the Netlify Hosting Platform Locally

A DZone Zone Leader shares a podcast where he interviews the founder of Netlify and then shows how to use this platform on you local machine.

Pengwin- Linux Optimized for the Windows Subsystem

Here’s a walkthrough of Pengwin, a custom Linux distro built specifically with Windows in mind.

Revolutionizing Health Data With Arkhn

A discussion of what the team at Arkhn is doing with health data and the impact they hope it will have.

Q and A- Making Open Source More Accessible to Enterprises

In this interview, see what one company’s philosophy about open source products and development for enterprise apps holds.

Fluree- Blockchain, GraphQL, and More- All in One Database

Learn more about Fluree and listen to an interview one of our Zone Leaders had with Co-CEO Brian Platz.

Mojobot- The World’s First Tangible Coding Robot and Board Game

Learning to code with a board game? Sounds too good to be true.

Kauri aims to make building with Ethereum as straightforward as existing web 2.0 developer tools and frameworks. To help reach that goal, we are building a content platform for experts in the ecosystem to share their knowledge with those looking to grow theirs.

Will the Opera web3 wallet drive adoption?

A year or so ago I wanted to replace Google Chrome as my main browser. Why? First I was unsure and uncomfortable with the potential amount of data shared with Google. Second Chrome now reminds me too much of Internet Explorer in the 90s and early 2000s, where certain websites and features would only work in one browser, going against the entire concept of an open internet.

OpenStack Stein- Kubernetes and Bare Metal

The 19th release brings improved Kubernetes support, plus enhanced bare metal & network management.

Kauri is passionate about improving developer documentation and experience. At the moment we are working to do this in the Ethereum and Web3 space, in the longer term future we hope to do the same with other open source technologies. We do this with our content platform and helping fund and mentor project documentation improvements. For example, until April 30th we are helping fund documentation improvements to ENS and Plasma Group (components) as part of the Ethereal hackathon.

Removing the Lid on Kata Containers

To find out more about the Kata Containers project, including how they compare to other solutions, and recent developments, I spoke with the team.

Ten days ago Kevin Small posted Visualizing Bitcoin Transactions in 3D and Virtual Reality, making it the 500th post submitted to Kauri. We thought this was a great time to recap and recount some of our and your favorite posts from the past year since Kauri began.

Reading on Kauri

Reading articles on Kauri is straightforward, but here are a few features we hope make that experience better, and helps improve the reading experience for everyone.

True Anonymity, Privacy, and SNApps With Simon Harman of Loki

Need to improve privacy and anonymity?

Peer-to-peer hypermedia with IPFS

InterPlanetary File System, also known as IPFS, is a peer to peer media protocol that means to make the web faster, safer, and open sourced. Right now we’re in need of a system that has fast performance, continuous access to content, efficient data transfer, easy naming conventions, and low cost. Although IPFS is in its early stages, it can do all of these things.

Installing IPFS

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In this tutorial, we install IPFS and learn its basic commands.

March 13th - An improved reading and writing experience

Kauri aims to make building with Ethereum as straightforward as existing web 2.0 developer tools and frameworks. To help reach that goal, we are building a content platform for experts in the ecosystem to share their knowledge with those looking to grow theirs.

Writing on Kauri

Welcome to Kauri, we’re excited to help you share your knowledge across the world via the Ethereum ecosystem.

Developer Relations and Tech Evangelism With Rachel Black of Lisk

Chris speaks with Lisk’s new tech evangelist to find out what the developer experience focussed blockchain project has been up to since summer 2018.

In previous tutorials, we used our local development environment for testing. This tutorial describes how to change your code so that you can deploy to the Etehreum mainnet.

Embleema- The Blockchain That Lets You Own Your Health Data

Healthcare generates a lot of data, but most of it isn’t available to those generating the data: patients. Learn how one team is using blockchain to address this issue.

OpenStack Summit Berlin 2018- Running Your Cloud

The latest cloud and DevOps news from Berlin.

A Year in Review - BlockchainOps Entrepreneur

What technologies were the most significant in 2018, and which will go to 2019.

Thoughtworks Technology Radar 19 — Cloud, Chaos, and Cross-Platform

Zone Leader Chris Ward discusses Thoughtworks technology trends and predictions.

5G and Alibaba Cloud With Tony Cheng

Let’s take a look at Alibaba Cloud and their plans for growth in European markets and push towards 5G.

5G and Alibaba Cloud With Toni Cheng

Let’s take a look at Alibaba Cloud and their plans for growth in European markets and push towards 5G.

What Is Continuous Integration?

Learn the specific goals of continuous integration, as well as delivery and deployment, relevant tools, and how to ensure quality.

Our 5G Futures at 5GTechritory

Click here to learn more on how 5G is changing the future of connectivity and mobile communication around the globe.

Can Blockchain Solve The Problem of Blood Diamonds?

Blockchain has the potential to solve the problem of blood diamonds through a diamond supply chain platform.

Tim Berners-Lee Has a Plan to Save The World Wide Web He Invented

The inventor of the World Wide Web doesn’t like what he’s seen it becoming, and has proposed a contract that involves a number of parties.

Blockwatch- The aeternity Blockchain

For those who want to see an application of the still newly-emergent Blockchain technology, check out this review of the aeternity project.

How AI Is Challenging Traditional Translators

Let’s take a look at how Artificial Intelligence is changing traditional translators as well as explore how ML brings new opportunities for translation services.

Secure Yourself for National Cyber Security Awareness Month

October is National Cyber Security Awareness Month. Check out this post to make sure you are practicing strong security habits.

GitHub Universe 2018 - Enterprise, Enterprise, Enterprise

A DZone Zone Leader heads to GitHub Universe and notes the heavy emphasis on enterprise from the speakers in the keynote address.

Best Tools for Debugging Distributed Applications

Take a look at some of the best tools and methods for getting your distributed applications debugged and back in business.

Creating a Smart Home With Conrad Connect

Want to learn more about creating a smart home with Conrad Connect? Check out this review on using the Conrad Connect to see if you can use it for your next IoT project.

IFAlicious- Europe's Consumer Tech Fair Trends

Want to hear what you missed at this yer’s IFA event? Check out this post to learn more about Europe’s consumer tech fair trends.

What Apple's September Announcements Might Mean for Developers

While Apple announcements are exciting, they’re more often user focused than dev focused. Still, we’ll do our best to peel back that lid and find out what this means for developers.

Building Chatbots in React With Botonic

Learn how to use the open source and popular React.js framework to create your own chatbot for that app you’re developing.

Afrolynk- African Tech and Entrepreneurship

Take a look at this developer’s reflection on African involvement in technology and the challenges that African entrepreneurs and technologists face.

eyeo, Adblocker plus and the future of funding

Since content has been created, companies have been attempting to monetize it. Read about this new way that one ad blocking companie is making money.

Blockwatch- Ripple, Coil, Codius, and Malta Summit

In this installment of Blockwatch, check out this latest news on Ripple, Coil, Codius and the Malta Summit. There’s a lot happening in blockchain! Click here for more!

Vale for Spelling, Grammar, Style and Readability Linting

If you’ve wanted a spell checker or autocorrect that simply does more, check out how this tool is bein used to check for tense and syle as well.

What Smart Home IoT Platform Should You Use?

Wondering which IoT devices you need for your home? Check out this guide of the different types of IoT platforms to connect the devices in your home!

Blockwatch- A Week in Berlin Blockchain

In the past week, Berlin has hosted two high-profile blockchain conferences: DAppCon and the Blockchain Visionaries Summit. Click here for some of the highlights.

Embracing the Chaos of Chaos Engineering

Learn how chaos engineering helps you find seemingly random errors in today’s modern, increasingly complex applications.

Before we begin, let’s get definitions straight — what is artificial intelligence (AI)? Or more specifically, what isn’t it? As you might expect, ask any technical person for a definition of something, and you’ll get a dozen different responses, and at least half of them will be, “It depends.”

How to Market Blockchain With Consensys and Lisk

Check out this post to learn more about working with Consensys and Lisk to improve blockchain marketing for new application paradigms.

Why Programmers Should Play Boardgames

Close the laptop and break out the dice…after you read this post about how board games can help ease your troubled dev mind.

What Is Hybrid Cloud?

You’ve heard the term thrown around a lot lately, but what exactly is a hybrid cloud? We take a look.

Creating Your Own Whimsical Twitter Bot With Tracery

Read this fun article about how to create a Twitter bot with Tracery.

What Is Blockchain?

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The world and its dog has gone crazy for blockchain (and related technologies, which is a whole other post). The past two years have been a hype roller coaster for the technology with stories of equally insane valuations, technical proposals, media exposure, regulatory nightmares, frauds, and unrealized dreams.

Discovering the True Meaning of Innovation with Login Festival

Check out what we can learn about creativity and innovation from some of the more unorthodox talks given at Login Festival.

Fostering Open Source at FOSS Backstage

Zone Leader Chris Ward give a recap on some of the highlights of the FOSS Backstage Conference, on security, cost, empathy, and more.

Computational Knowledge With Stephen Wolfram

For decades Wolfram has created tools to help scientists, mathematicians, and programmers get answers. We speak with Stephen about his work and computational computing.

What Can Software Foundations Bring to Your Project?

Find out the important roles that software foundations play in providing longevity and structural support for open source projects.

Customizing Sublime Text for Writers

Are you using the Sublime Text editor? If so, you may want to rethink this. One man gives his opinion on Sublime and gives several other options you can choose from.

FOSS Backstage – For Everyone in Open Source

FOSS Backstage is a new conference for open source developers and managers. Find out more information about the conference here.

Is Quitting Bad Software as Hard as Becoming Vegan?

Just how far are you willing to go not to use software that you disagree with? Chris Ward takes a look down the rabbit hole.

Ethics for Designers and Developers at The First Berlin Ethical Tech Meetup

Trade your developer hat for your philosopher’s cap and take a look at the ethics of weaponized tech design and engineering.

News from KubeCon and Cloud Native Con 2018

Straight from KubeCon and Cloud Native Con 2018, here are some of the most exciting announcements from Microsoft, Cloud 66, Bitnami, and others.

The Promises, Payoff, and Products of Hybrid Clouds

With more complications than initially expected, public and private cloud infrastructures are quickly giving way to their combination: hybird clouds.

Ready for Bionic Beaver? What's New in Ubuntu 18.04

This week brought the release of the latest version of Ubuntu - 18.04 - so read up on the details about the newest LTS release.

Production-Scale Deep Learning With Skymind

Skymind combines open-source and custom tooling to create two main toolchains that integrate well with other frequently used tools in the data science tool bag.

The cloud promised to provide us all flexibility. The opportunity to access infinite resources as and when we need them and pay accordingly. We would no longer have to spend time installing, configuring and maintaining servers; we were promised more time to “just code.”

Will Linux (Finally) Win the Desktop War Because No One Else Cares?

As Apple and Microsoft lose enthusiasm for their desktop operating systems, will it be time for Linux to shine? Or do Linux enthusiasts even care about winning the desktop war anymore?

Tokenize All the Things and What Happens Next?

Communities and entrepreneurs are excitedly creating crypto-tokens for a wide variety of inane and practical purposes. We look at what this could mean for our future.

The International Crypto Community Comes to Berlin

Zone Leader Chris Ward looks forward to upcoming C3 Crypto Conference in Berlin which offers keynotes, workshops, and exhibitions on the cryptocurrency ecosystem and underlying blockchain technology.

Customizing Visual Studio Code for Writing

Are you a technical writer or dev who needs to create documentation around your project? Check out these extensions you can integrate into VS Code that can help.

Do We Need the World's First Emotional Processing Unit? [Audio]

Emoshape has created what they call the first emotional processing unit (EPU) dedicated to understanding and putting a value on human emotions.

What Is DesignOps?

What Is DesignOps?

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As a writer/tech writer/sometimes developer who dabbles in the odd bit of illustration and design, I have often wondered how teams of artists collaborate.

SXSW Part 2- Fixing Tech, AI, and Startups

In Part 2 of this round on SXSW, Chris looks at what people had to say about machine learning, artificial intelligence, and the problems with tech.

SXSW Part 1- Blockchain and SpaceTech

We hear promises of how blockchain will revolutionize tech, but most of its applications thus far seem rather mundane. Read on to see what devs are doing to change that.

DocFX- The Next Documentation Tool to Consider?

In this post, we take a look at a new version of Markdown, DocFX Flavored Markdown, and how it can be used to create documentation for REST APIs.

An Interview With Brian Gracely on Red Hat's Acquisition of CoreOS...

Chris Ward interviews OpenShift’s product strategy director Brian Gracely about Red Hat’s recent announcement of their acquisition of CoreOS.

See how SwitchBot is attempting to alter the smart home market with a ready-made solution, and how their approach is working.

Mobile World Congress 2018 - Consolidation and Collaboration

Read about the most exciting developments from this year’s Mobile World Congress in Barcelona, like IoT, Google assistant, augmented reality, and artificial intelligence.

An Interview With Brian Gracely on Red Hat's Acquisition of CoreOS...

Chris Ward interviews OpenShift’s product strategy director Brian Gracely about Red Hat’s recent announcement of their acquisition of CoreOS.

Modern applications are increasingly growing in complexity. Adding a dizzying amount of moving parts, layers of abstraction, reliance on external systems and distribution that all result in a stack that few truly fully understand.

AIVA- The Artificial Intelligence Composer

If you are a dev and an artist, you might be interested to know there’s an AI that could help you with your musician’s block.

Lint, Lint and Away! Linters for the English Language

If you’ve used linters before for your code, then you know how useful they can be. This is where grammar meets technology.

Blockwatch- What Is a Decentralized Exchange?

In this article, we tackle this question and take a look at some ‘developer friendly’ platforms that can be used to work with decentralized exchanges.

What Will Red Hat Acquiring CoreOS Mean for the Kubernetes Ecosystem?

Now that Red Hat has CoreOS, how will this affect Kubernetes and the rest of the cloud community?

A Roundup of Managed Kubernetes Platforms

In the race of container orchestrators, Kubernetes is surging ahead. But much like when I wrote my post on Docker hosting, people are often stuck on the step of getting their infrastructure to production. Unlike when I first wrote that, the industry has progressed massively, and as you will see, I found a lot of companies willing to offer you solutions for helping you get Kubernetes into production.

Optimize Your Cloud Native Infrastructure with Replex.Io [Audio...

I spoke with the three founders of replex.io who aim to help you identify infrastructure inefficiencies at every level of a stack.

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Container and Serverless Predictions for 2018 With Lucas Carlson [Audio]

Check out this interview with Automic’s Lucas Carlson about 2018 predictions for the container and serverless space, especially Docker.

Create Cross-Platform Voice Applications With Jovo

Jovo aims to create a development framework that allows you to write code once and deliver to multiple voice platforms, taking out a lot of the extra work.

Distributing Operational Knowledge Across a Team

If your company sounds like a sports arena or an echo chamber, chances are there is some room for efficiency improvement. Here are some tools to help.

Apache Flink in 2017 - Year in Review

If you take a look at the resolved issues and enhancements for 2017 on Jira you can see that the community resolved over 1,831 issues and feature additions.

Adding a CMS to Your Static Site With Netlify CMS

If you’re looking for a developer-friendly CMS platform for creating static sites, check out this article on a CMS with a growing community of devs.

Blockwatch- Berlin Blockchain Day Panel [Podcast]

In this 25-minute podcast/panel discussion, four Blockchain luminaries talk about how to bring smart contract ideas to reality.

Distributing Operational Knowledge Across a Team

I am sure we have all worked (or work) for companies, teams, or clients where communication of internal information is somewhere on the scale between nonexistent and abysmal. Despite constant advances in information storage and communication technology, I’m sure many of you would agree that we are still not any better at communicating with each other. In this post, I will discuss some tooling options to consider, but more important, cover when, why, and how to use them.

I began my round of 2016 with how eventful it was, and 2017 continued to deliver major world events that shook countries, cities and people. Despite this, I had a largely positive year, switching from an employee back to a contractor again, which was a largely positive move. I changed my major outlet from SitePoint to DZone, added a handful of others, wrote a lot of content marketing posts for tech companies, wrote a book and (nearly) finished a video course. On top of all that I travelled to many places, including cities and countries I had never been to before.

Habitat from Chef- Build, Deploy, and Manage Your Cloud Services

Chef recently introduced the Habitat tool, bringing Chef’s advantages to automation and continuous integration. Learn about the suite of tools that make it possible.

An Overview of the Kontena Platform

The big question with any paid service is whether the cost justifies the features. Let’s break down the Kontena SaaS platform so you can decide.

An Interview With CircleCI CTO Rob Zuber [Audio]

CircleCI is becoming the CI tool of choice for developers who want to spend more time coding than managing infrastructure. Listen to Chris Ward speak with the CTO.

Yow! Conferences, for Australian Developers by Developers

Check out this software development conference that’s currently catering to devs in Australia, but is soon expanding to Southeast Asia.

Going Serverless? Compare Your FaaS Options

As serverless’s popularity grows, so have the number of FaaS providers. Let’s break down what’s out there, how they work, and whether they’re right for you.